Exceptionally Successful Nonprofit Events: Unit #3 Venues, Catering and Rentals

  • Duration
    124 Minutes
  • Author
    A.J. Steinberg
  • Course Level
  • Year Created
  • CFRE Approved
    2.00 Points



This Is Unit # 3 of an On-Demand Instant-Access Comprehensive 12-Unit Course

That Includes Access To The Unit Recordings, Slides And Bonus Material Handouts.

Most nonprofit volunteers and their volunteer committees have little experience with event planning. There are so  many vendors to organize, so many decisions to be made, and so many confusing terms like “COI” and “BEO”.

This unit will walk you through the ABC’s of venues, caterers and rental companies so you can be well-equipped to tackle the management of your event’s logistics.

This unit gives you an in depth look at how to effectively work with venue staffs, banquet teams, catering companies and rental providers. You’ll get a full understanding of what each vendor can offer, what line items are negotiable, and what will be expected of you as you dive into event preparations.

This is the information you need to understand venue contracts, navigate rental orders, interact with tech teams,

and work with caterers to ensure your event is set up to succeed.

If you want to manage your fundraiser’s event planning with confidence, this new CharityHowTo course is for you!

Your presenter, A.J. Steinberg, is on a mission to help nonprofits create amazing fundraising events with strategies and resources to build events that are more deeply engaging, far more profitable, and easier to produce than they ever thought possible.

As a nonprofit event producer, A.J. understands the pain organizations go through when trying to create special events. After twenty years of producing successful fundraisers, she teaches simple systems that allow small-shop nonprofits to create professional-quality events that will shoot revenues sky-high and create meaningful guest experiences.

In this on-demand course your lessons will include:

  • Lesson 1 – Unit Overview
  • Lesson 2 – The Right Venue for the Right Event
  • Lesson 3 – Figuring Out the Cost
  • Lesson 4 – What the Heck is a BEO?
  • Lesson 5 – Choosing the Menu
  • Lesson 6 – Catering
  • Lesson 7 – Schematics
  • Lesson 8 – Tech Talk
  • Lesson 9 – Details, Details, Details!
  • Lesson 10 – Dealing with the Weather
  • Lesson 11 – Effective Communication with Venue and Committees
  • Lesson 12 – Rentals
  • Lesson 13 – Post-event Responsibilities

Plus you’ll get these valuable bonus materials:

  1. Dance Floor Size Chart
  2. Sample Banquet Event Order (BEO)
  3. Sample Loading Dock Rules
  4. Sample Schematic – Auction Area
  5. Sample Schematic – Ballroom
  6. Table Capacity Chart    

About Your Presenter:

A.J. Steinberg has been creating outstanding special events since 1999 with her Malibu, California-based event production company, Masquerade Events.

In 2015 A.J. created Queen Bee Fundraising, which focuses on the art of nonprofit event management.  Along with producing nonprofit events, A.J. teaches strategies for producing successful fundraising events and effective volunteer committee leadership. She also leads event planning workshops, and is a contributor with the Charity Channel Press.

A.J. works with a broad spectrum of nonprofit clients, including The Jane Goodall Institute, Cystic Fibrosis, BreatheLA and Union Rescue Mission. She is a recognized leader in the field of committee-based fundraising.

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